false killer whale

noun

: a small, black toothed whale (Pseudorca crassidens) that is widely distributed in warm, deep waters of the northern and southern hemispheres, resembles the closely related killer whale, and is typically found in large groups

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of false killer whale was in 1924

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“False killer whale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20killer%20whale. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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